Council to hold a sprinkler swap at Nelly Bay

Date published: 9 November 2018

Magnetic Island residents will have the chance to receive a new water-efficient sprinkler for free with Townsville City Council holding a sprinkler swap at Nelly Bay.

Local Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said residents could come along to swap their old and inefficient sprinklers for a brand new Wobble-Tee sprinkler – worth nearly $35 – until stock runs out.

“The Wobble-Tee sprinklers are specially designed to ensure residents save water while keeping their lawns greener,” Cr Greaney said.

“The design of the Wobble-Tee allows it to cover twice the surface area while using less water than a conventional sprinkler.

“I would really encourage locals to head to Nelly Bay on Saturday and make the change to save water and have a greener garden.”

Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook urged residents to continue with their water-saving efforts over the coming months.

“We all have a part to play to help the city stick to our daily consumption target of 135ML per day until the pipeline is built by the end of 2019,” Cr Cook said.

“Our 3-point water security solution is underway – but we can all do our best to ensure our water is being used as efficiently as possible.”

Council’s 3-point water security solution includes:

  1. The new 1.8-metre diameter pipeline
  2. A recycled water re-use scheme for public greenspaces and industrial use
  3. The Water Smart Package

The Queensland Government has contributed $225 million to water security in Townsville.

What: Sprinkler Swap

When: 10:30am-12:30pm – or until stock runs out – Saturday 10 November 2018

Where: Nelly Bay Harbour, Magnetic Island (adjacent to IGA)